The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 211 139 164
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 29 112 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 1.52% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 6.53% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 29 112 89
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1571 1715 1846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.52% 23.26% 25.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1203 1440 1603
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 16 £40,000 - 1
Cheshire -18 13 £35,000 -6.66%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (98.65%) C#
2 73 (98.65%) ASP.NET
2 73 (98.65%) MCP
2 73 (98.65%) .NET
2 73 (98.65%) TDD
2 73 (98.65%) ASP.NET MVC
3 71 (95.95%) MCTS
3 71 (95.95%) MCAD
3 71 (95.95%) MVC
3 71 (95.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 69 (93.24%) SQL Server
5 63 (85.14%) WCF
6 61 (82.43%) Web Application Development
6 61 (82.43%) Razor View Engine
7 42 (56.76%) MSTest
8 40 (54.05%) Castle Windsor
8 40 (54.05%) Ninject
8 40 (54.05%) Unity DI Container
8 40 (54.05%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (54.05%) Kanban
8 40 (54.05%) Spring.NET
8 40 (54.05%) Dependency Injection
8 40 (54.05%) Inversion of Control
8 40 (54.05%) Rhino Mocks
8 40 (54.05%) Moq
8 40 (54.05%) NUnit
8 40 (54.05%) Scrum
9 33 (44.59%) BDD
10 31 (41.89%) Domain-Driven Design

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (93.24%) SQL Server
2 31 (41.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (56.76%) MSTest
2 40 (54.05%) Rhino Mocks
2 40 (54.05%) Moq
2 40 (54.05%) NUnit
3 2 (2.70%) Selenium
3 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Games
3 2 (2.70%) Billing
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (100.00%) Developer
2 73 (98.65%) .NET Developer
3 4 (5.41%) Junior Developer
3 4 (5.41%) Graduate
3 4 (5.41%) Junior
3 4 (5.41%) Junior .NET Developer
3 4 (5.41%) Graduate Developer
3 4 (5.41%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 2 (2.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (2.70%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (2.70%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (98.65%) .NET
1 73 (98.65%) ASP.NET
1 73 (98.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 71 (95.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 63 (85.14%) WCF
4 61 (82.43%) Razor View Engine
5 40 (54.05%) Unity DI Container
5 40 (54.05%) Castle Windsor
5 40 (54.05%) Ninject
5 40 (54.05%) Spring.NET
6 14 (18.92%) WPF
6 14 (18.92%) WinForms
7 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.70%) LINQ
8 2 (2.70%) CSS
8 2 (2.70%) SOAP
8 2 (2.70%) Web Services
8 2 (2.70%) HTML
8 2 (2.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (2.70%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (54.05%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (98.65%) TDD
2 71 (95.95%) MVC
3 61 (82.43%) Web Application Development
4 40 (54.05%) Dependency Injection
4 40 (54.05%) Scrum
4 40 (54.05%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (54.05%) Kanban
5 33 (44.59%) BDD
6 31 (41.89%) CQRS
6 31 (41.89%) Domain-Driven Design
7 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (22.97%) OO
9 14 (18.92%) MVVM
10 12 (16.22%) OOD
11 10 (13.51%) OOP
11 10 (13.51%) OOA/OOD
12 2 (2.70%) OWASP
12 2 (2.70%) Time Management
12 2 (2.70%) Pair Programming
12 2 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (98.65%) C#
2 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (98.65%) MCP
3 71 (95.95%) MCAD
3 71 (95.95%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
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